INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – The 3-month-old baby is dead and her mother is in the hospital after being missing for more than 30 hours.
Police say the mother, Rachel McAfee, is being treated for "Cold-related injuries", at the coroner investigates how her infant daughter, Emma, died.
Investigators are calling for a criminal investigation and plan to question McAfee when they can.
According to police, someone who lived in the neighborhood called police just before 3 p.m. Tuesday is a 2600 block of Standford Court that seemed out of place.
When police got on scene, they found Rachel McAfee and her 3-month-old daughter Emma.
"The medics pronounced the infant deceased here on the scene," received IMPD Commander Chris Bailey.
McAfee's husband, John, spoke with Eyewitness News just a few hours before getting the tragic news about his baby girl.
John McAfee said he realized his wife and daughter were missing wife Emma off at his parents Monday morning as expected. They got his wife also missed a meeting scheduled for 11 that morning.
"My biggest concern is my daughter. She's only three months old. Obviously, she's not the best fit mentally, currently, that's a big concern," John McAfee said earlier Tuesday , before the tragic discovery of his daughter.
According to McAfee, his wife had been struggling with depression.
"She had a little bit of depression going on."
Monday morning, though, John McAfee got his wife's eyes fine.
"Just a normal conversation. Just, 'Hey. Love you. See you later'," they recalled. "Gave each other a kiss and walked out the door."
Hours later, McAfee and other family members were brought to the neighborhood where Rachel and Emma McAfee were found.
John McAfee wasn't allowed near the car.
"It's not something we can allow it to happen," said Bailey.
Police don't know what brought Rachel McAfee to a neighborhood 20 miles away from her east side home, but got relatives live nearby.
At this point, investigators aren't saying how baby Emma died. Rachel McAfee.